Fortnite CEO denounces cryptocurrency as a rip-off

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Chances are you could have seen one thing known as Fortnite Token being marketed on Twitter. It’s mainly a brand new type of cryptocurrency or NFT related to Epic Games’ battle royale. Except it isn’t. It has nothing to do with Fortnite as Epic Games’ personal CEO Tim Sweeney has needed to clarify on Twitter.

While the Fortnite Tokens and related web site have been up for no less than every week or so, Sweeney seems to have solely lately found it and confronted it on Twitter, bluntly calling it a rip-off. The account responded to difficulty a protection, calling Fortnite Tokens “a fair-launch, community-driven, Fortnite game fans-created cryptocurrency project.”

As Sweeney factors out, the mission continues to be responsible of copyright infringement because it’s utilizing official Fortnite imagery and the identify to promote it. In a separate submit, Sweeney unfold consciousness of the mission and warranted everybody that it has no affiliation with Fortnite. He added that Epic Games’ legal professionals at the moment are concerned, so the Fortnite Tokens mission is operating on borrowed time.

“There isn’t a Fortnite cryptocurrency. The Twitter accounts promoting such a thing are a scam. Epic’s lawyers are on it. Also, shame on the cryptocurrency marketplaces that enable this kind of thing,” wrote Sweeney.

Despite Sweeney’s stance, this doesn’t essentially imply Epic Games received’t find yourself incorporating official cryptocurrency or NFTs into Fortnite sooner or later. After all, Sweeney’s solely grievance is that the tokens are being falsely marketed as official merchandise. Despite their widespread unpopularity, there may be nonetheless a marketplace for crypto and NFTS. Epic Games already permits NFT-related tasks onto its Epic Games Store, such because the Wild West-themed battle royale Grit.